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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674

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A good way to spend a couple hours, even with small children. There is a short hike, that leads you through a stream "cut out" where you can view into a stream, not unlike an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A good way to spend a couple hours, even with small children. There is a short hike, that leads you through a stream "cut out" where you can view into a stream, not unlike an aquarium. It is accessible by stroller. If you're in Tahoe a week, this is a good way to spend a morning.

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CALIFORNIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice hike for whole family, well maintained walkway down to the stream and also a fish viewing area. Beautiful viewing areas along the way for great photo ops. In October when the salmon are spawning is best time to go and see tons of salmon in the shallow creek. Bears are known to come down to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We always rent bikes from Anderson's and make a stop here on the trail. It's like a giant fish tank built into the side of a stream. The kids really enjoy seeing all the fish.

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Canandaigua, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Travelled during winter season, very nice area, a very good view of the area. Clean fresh air and welcoming environment.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My kids thoroughly enjoyed this easy hike to the under water fish viewing area. It would be best during the Salmon spawning season. We learned a lot along the way and it was well worth the stop. The Center has maps and info for some of the area hikes. As well as picnic tables and bathrooms.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The visitor center itself is nothing exciting, but the Rainbow trail is a great easy walk which takes you by Taylor Creek and gives lots of information on the nature located here. There is a section of the river that you can see into through Plexiglas which was really neat.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The hike is a short one, maybe fifteen minutes or so but its beautiful. The path is blacktopped so it is stroller or wheelchair friendly but goes through such a pretty meadow it feels very out in nature. The cutaway showing beneath the surface of the stream is a nice touch and would probably be most exciting when the salmon... More 

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California Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited in the morning when there was barely anyone else around, which contributed to the peaceful environment. The Rainbow Trail is not only informative, it is also extremely beautiful and visitors are treated to once-in-a-lifetime views. This place is perfect for people who like walks with plenty of sights, but aren't big fans of steepness or heights. Bring a... More 

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Farmersville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Each year when we return to Lake Tahoe we make sure we take time to stroll through the Taylor Creek path. It is a peaceful place where you can enjoy the beauty of the area and the bird songs. The amazing part is it is FREE. We recommend this walk for all ages.

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Redondo Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Have been here many times. Start off talking to the Rangers, who can give you some of the history of the area that abuts Lake Tahoe. There are several self-guided trails exploring the trees and flora of this area and offer a great learning experience. Then take the big trail through the meadow and down to the creek. You walk... More 

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Address: Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe

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